Evolution of Insect Pests: Patterns of Variation

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Ke Chung Kim, Bruce A. McPheron
John Wiley & Sons, May 10, 1993 - Technology & Engineering - 496 pages
Reflects on insect pests' evolution by evaluating existing theories, documenting case studies of diverse pest species and presenting new concepts regarding the problem of variation and implications for pest management strategies. Leading experts offer contributions which deal with variations in genetic markers and ecologically meaningful traits as well as future perspectives in entomology and biosystematics.
 

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Contents

W Brown Appalachian Fruit Research Station USDAARS Rt 2 Box
45
DOROTHY P PASHLEY Department of Entomology Louisiana State University
58
HabitatRelated Variation and Evolution by Sexual Selection
89
Categorizing
103
Robert F DENNO Department of Entomology University of Maryland College
125
Spatial Effects
129
Habitat Patterns and Pesticide Resistance
145
Habitat Factors in New Pest Invasions
165
Avoidance and Adaptation
259
CASE STUDIES
285
WILLIAM B SHOWERS JR Corn Insects Research Lab USDAARS Iowa State
306
Geographic and Genetic Variation Among Alfalfa Weevil Strains
311
Variable Host Quality and Evolution in the Mexican Bean Beetle
329
Adaptations of Diabrotica to Habitat Manipulations
361
Influence of Habitat on the Pest Status and Management
375
The Role of Demic Adaptation in Colonization and Spread
393

LifeHistory Strategies of Immigrant Planthoppers
183
Factors Governing
203
Patterns of Spread
219
Interactions Between Imported Predators and Their Prey
243
Patterns of Genetic Variation and the Ecology of the Yellow Fever
413
Epilogue
453
Index
469
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Ke Chung Kim and Bruce A. McPheron are the authors of Evolution of Insect Pests: Patterns of Variation, published by Wiley.

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